Hyderabad: A mishap, resulting in the death of an unaware commuter, adds to the list of accidents happening in Hyderabad for the past three days.
This time around, an agriculturist identified as Gangoji Veerachary died after a lorry hit his vehicle from behind at Sirigiripuram gate. The 45-year-old suffered grave head injuries resulting in his death on the spot.
The incident occurred on Thursday morning, at around 7 am. According to the police, Veerachary belonged to Kakanur village in Keshampet Mandal. Reportedly, he was going to Hyderabad to attend a function at his daughter’s place. A lorry hit his vehicle from behind as he was waiting at Sirigiripuram gate. The officials added that he was thrown away due to the force of the collision, resulting in his head injuries and subsequent death.
The locals then informed Veerachary’s family about the accident, and his kin lodged a complaint with the police station. However, the family members claim that Veerachary was travelling to Hyderabad for his work.
Police mentioned that the lorry driver immediately fled the spot and he is missing. The officials filed a case under IPC 304A (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) against the driver. “We have sent the victim’s body to Osmania Mortuary for post-mortem,” said the police officials.
It is now the third consecutive accident due to negligent driving since Tuesday in Hyderabad, resulting in the death of another innocent commuter. Earlier, a bus driver from Narayana Junior college died as he fell under a lorry while trying to overtake the vehicle. The spree of accidents began in Hyderabad on Tuesday at Banjara Hills Road No 12, when a TCS employee, Sohini Saxena, died after a TSRTC bus hit her.